The appellant was aggrieved due to non-availability of record pertaining to his adhoc service from 1980 to 1986 - CIC: The PIO is directed to certify as to whether the appellant worked with NDMC on adhoc basis from 1980-86 with/without break or not
Information sought and background of the case:
Vide RTI application dated 01.12.2015, the appellant sought information regarding his adhoc appointment in NDMC from 22.03.1980 to 16.03.1986. On 14.12.2015, the CPIO called upon the appellant to visit his office and take requisite information after payment of usual charges. The appellant preferred first appeal.
FAA vide order dated 13.04.2016 upheld the decision of CPIO.
Feeling aggrieved the appellant approached the Commission.
Relevant facts emerging during hearing:
Both the parties are present and heard.
The appellant states to be aggrieved inasmuch as records pertaining to his service on adhoc basis w.e.f. 22.03.1980 to 16.03.1986 were not made available to him, thereby causing impediments in grant of higher pay allowance/ terminal benefits, which are otherwise due to him.
Per contra, the CPIO states that no records prior to regular absorption of the appellant in year 1986 are available in his personal file. The appellant however, draws the attention of the Commission towards copies of orders of initial adhoc appointment and subsequent extensions thereafter.
After hearing parties and perusal of record, the Commission finds that the appellant is aggrieved due to non availability of record pertaining to his adhoc service from 1980 to 1986. In the present circumstances, the CPIO is directed to certify as to whether the appellant worked with NDMC on adhoc basis from 1980-86 with/without break or not. The CPIO shall comply with this order within 4 weeks of receipt. Needless to say, the CPIO shall seek assistance from available quarters to ascertain veracity of claims made by the appellant. The appeal is disposed of accordingly.
Citation: Shri S P Singh v. New Delhi Municipal Council in F. No.CIC/YA/A/2016/001756, Date of decision - 26.08.2016